'Unputdownable' Sunday Times
'I was hooked from page one' Guardian
When Rilke, a dissolute auctioneer, comes upon a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing photographs, he feels compelled to discover more about the deceased owner who coveted them. Soon he finds himself sucked into an underworld of crime, depravity and secret desire, fighting for his life.
Louise Welsh's writing is stylish and captivating; she combines a detective story with shades of the gothic and the result is a page-turning and deliciously original debut novel. Set in Glasgow, Scotland, The Cutting Room
is a compulsive journey of discovery, decadence and deviousness - narrated by one of the most engaging, flawed and hedonistic fictional creations of recent years.
Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of eight novels. Her awards include the Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, and lives in Glasgow. @louisewelsh00